Carole Radziwill appeared on her local CBS affiliate WLNY to promote her new book, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating. This fictional account of a young woman who suddenly becomes widowed, seems to pull a lot from her own life experiences as a young woman. Unlike the usual, “housewives books” Radziwill was an accomplished author before appearing on the Real Housewives of New York. Oddly, her success as an author is front and center as a dramatic storyline on season six of The Real Housewives of New York.
Radziwill generally tries to distance herself from the over the top drama that is the focal point of all the housewives franchises; however, according to Radziwill, Aviva Drescher says some “insulting and nasty” things to her that she just cannot let go. The word on the streets of NYC is that Aviva accuses Radziwill of using a ghost writer. Aviva herself has capitalized on her RHONY exposure by writing a memoir of her own entitled Leggy Blonde in which she details her own young life. One wonders if the whole ghost writer accusation comes from her own knowledge of the subject. It is clear that many women on the Real Housewives franchises have never read a book, let alone penned one. Ghost writers from New Jersey to Beverly Hills are quietly bemused that their work has landed atop a New York Times Best Seller List along the way.
But Aviva is the product of a very fancy pants education. She attended The Fieldston School, a NYC prep school that requires an arm and a leg to attend, and where she apparently got a half price rate, and has a BA from Vassar College, a Masters in French Literature from NYU and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. So with all of that education, one would hope that she actually wrote her own memoir, which just so happens to be hitting a Barnes & Nobles near you next Tuesday, February 25, 2014. So um, see you next Tuesday at B & N? Errr….so to speak…
Carole says she does a good bit of dating on season six since she had broken up with her musician boyfriend before filming began. From the sounds of things, it doesn’t seem like we will see her make a love connection on the show.
Carole says she still hasn’t forgotten the cameras are in the room, but is learning to be relaxed around them. She says that speaking for herself, she does not over dramatize things for the cameras. She speaks highly of Kristen when asked, saying that she is a gorgeous, nutty addition to the cast who has a nutty Elvis fetish. Sorry. She’s still coated in Brandi Glanville taint for me.
Real Housewives of New York, season six premieres March 11 on Bravo. For a breakdown of the new season’s storylines, go here.